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Evaluation Of Traffic-induced Vibrations In Historic Buildings: The Case Of The 'Galleria Vasariana' In Florence

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950092

Volume

17

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

829 kb

Author(s)

S. Chiostrini, A. Marradi & A. Vignoli

Abstract

Vibrations induced by urban bus lines in the "Galleria Vasariana" in Florence were measured, to assess the disturbance for the construction, recently interested by the explosion which damaged also the "Uffizi" museum. In order to design a new damping pavement for the road nearby the construction, a model of generation and propagation of traffic vibrations was developed and its effectiveness was verified through comparisons with recorded experimental data. The numerical model permitted the correct dimensioning of the damping pavement, in order to attenuate the vibration frequencies which revealed most dangerous for the conservation of the historical building 1 Introduction Protection from traffic-induced vibrations may be very import

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